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And yes, if you do commit to something like blogging, or writing and freelancing, you can and will make a living (you could even make way more than you could ever at your day job. That said, no matter how much time and effort you put into things like surveys, paid to click sites and things like that, they are not gonna replace your day job. They are just an attitudinal income generation options that you can use in your free time.
Become Digital Consultant, Revenue booster consultant for existing online services, offer Local business consultation, become virtual assistant or tutor for business, etc. You can also sell Hosting services, Digital services like SEO, UI, UX, Web security audit, Build your own product/software/service to sell, offer Malware removal service for websites, offer Website testing, etc. These, however, are specialized services.
Concerning the blogs, in particular Google’s Blogspot where you state to get your own domain and hosting so you are in control, are you saying that I can keep my blogspot blog and just redirect it to my domain name or just do away with blogspot completely and just start my own website blog utilizing my hosting package? Thank you for sharing all this information. I am sure you have helped many people just by the comments I see here.
The most common mistake people do is they just start working without knowing properly. You should develop deep understanding of the area which you are going to work. For example: if you can write articles on your own then then you should enhance your skills as much as you can. You can see other people’s work and compare it with yourself. Then you can see the area where you are lacking.
You can pick writing jobs directly from a live job board or have to bid on a job and hope that the job is awarded to you by the relevant client, depending on how the site works. Some sites may require you to take an English grammar and writing test and some may require you to submit a sample or samples of your work while others may require you to take a grammar test to evaluate your skills. If you pass any relevant test, the relevant site will let you take on writing jobs.